What exactly is retreat and how can it help our spiritual practice? Is it possible for ordinary people to experience the power of retreat even though we still hold jobs and live in the busy city? Our teachers tell us how important it is to make time for retreat in order to integrate the teachings. In this informal class, we'll learn what retreat is, how to plan your own, and some specific tools to make your experience (no matter how long it is) really powerful.
Ven. Nyingje is the current Director of Land of Calm Abiding near Big Sur. She has completed two 4-year retreats.